For the month of April, the entire school of St. Henry, from the Diocese of Covington, collected items for the newly reformed St. Vincent de Paul. The project was called Feeding God’s Children.
They were able to provide 1,200 non-perishable food items to the partner organization, supported by Catholic Order of Foresters– a Catholic life insurance company that help its members achieve financial security while supporting their Catholic community through fraternal outreach. Many of St. Henry’s alumni become members of the Catholic Order of Foresters. There are currently 400 members. St. Henry works regularly with this organization to implement outreach programs throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Students learned about the importance of charity throughout the year in Religion class and put their social skills to work by interaction with members of the public to consolidate food items for those in poverty.
Students had open discussions during religion and theatre class about the importance of the project and the impact they are making on the local community.
Through completing journal worksheets and creating short skits, the students were able to creatively think about and consider how else they can improve their mission of outreach.